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Espuma by DROPS Design

DROPS Small bolero cardigan with a wavy lace pattern in Vivaldi or Brushed Alpaca Silk.

Size: XS/S – M/L
Finished measurements:
Bust: 82-102 cm / 32"-40"
Full length: 42-45 cm / 16½"-17 3/4"

Materials: DROPS Vivaldi from Garnstudio
100 - 100 g color no. 06, off white
and use: DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
50 g color 02, off white (for the crochet edge)

Or use:
DROPS Brushed Alpaca Silk from Garnstudio
100 - 100 g color no. 01, off white
and use: DROPS Cotton Viscose from Garnstudio
50 g color 02, off white (for the crochet edge)

DROPS pointed, circular and double pointed needles size 5.5 mm / US 9 or the size you will need to obtain the correct knitting gauge

DROPS crochet hook size 3 mm / C for the edge

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Not sure which size you should choose? Then it might help you to know that the model in the picture is approx. 5 ft 7 in and uses size S or M. If you are making a sweater, cardigan, dress or similar garment, you will find a graphic with the measurements of the finished garment (in cm) at the bottom of the pattern.
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56% Mohair, 30% Polyamide, 14% Wool
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Pattern instructions

NOTE: This pattern is written in American English. All measurements in charts are in cm. For conversion from inches to cm - click here. There are different terms for crocheting in American and British English. If this pattern includes crochet, click for "crochet terms" here. For this pattern in British English, please click here.
Knitting gauge: 17 sts x 19 rows on needles size 5.5 mm / US 9 with Vivaldi in wavy lace pattern = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.

Wavy lace pattern: See diagrams M.1 & M.2. The diagrams show every row in pattern seen from the right side.

Bend the circular needle in the middle and cast on 148-184 sts (including 5 edge sts each side, knitted in garter sts throughout) on 2 needles size 5.5 mm/US 9 with Vivaldi or Brushed Alpaca Silk (use 2 needles to make the edge more elastic).
Pull out 1 needle and K2 rows (1st row = RS).
Continue in diagram M.1 with 5 edge sts in garter st each side – see diagram for the relevant size. Insert a marker in the 40th – 49th st from each side = 68-86 sts between the markers for the back piece – let the markers follow the piece as you go along.
When the piece measures 22-23 cm / 8 3/4"-9" – the next row should be the last row in M.1 – bind off 11-15 sts each side for armhole (= the st with markers + 5-7 sts on each side) = 34-41 sts left for each front piece and 58-72 sts left for back piece.
Put the work aside and work the sleeves.

The sleeves can be made in 2 different lengths; see the measurement chart (the design in the photo is with the shorter version).
Cast on 46-58 sts over 2 needles size 5.5 mm/US 9 with Vivaldi.
Pull out 1 needle and distribute the sts on the double pointed needles and work in the round. Insert a marker at the beginning of round = mid underneath the sleeve.
K 1 round and P 1 round. Continue in diagram M.1 – remember to follow diagram for the correct size.
When the piece measures 5 cm / 2'' (short sleeve) or 15 cm / 6'' (longer sleeve) – next row should be the last row in M.1 – bind off 12-14 sts underneath the sleeve = 34-44 sts left. Put the sleeve aside and make another one.

Put the sleeves in on the same circular needle as the front and back piece, where you bound off for the armholes = 194-242 sts on row.
Now continue and dec according to diagram M.2, but continue to K5 edge sts each side in garter sts – 1st row = right side.
After 1 repeat of M.2 in height there are 98-130 sts left on needle.
Continue working the last 4 rows of M.2 until the piece measures 19-21 cm / 7½"-8" from the beginning of the yoke.
Now K 1 row from the right side, at the same adjusting number of sts evenly on row to 84-100 (do not dec over sts on front bands).
P 1 row from the wrong side and then bind off loosely with K sts from the right side – in order not to make the edge too tight, make a yo every 6 th st while binding off (knit and bind off the yo’s as sts).

Sew the openings under arms. Crochet a border along the sleeves edges and all along the opening of the cardigan (this means around the neck, along the front edges and along the bottom edge) on hook size 3 mm/C with Cotton Viscose as follows:
crochet 1 sc in the 1st st, *ch 3, skip a st, 1 sc in the next st*, repeat from *-* and finish with ch 3 and 1 sl st in the 1st sc from beginning of round.
Hold the cardigan together with a brooch or similar.


All measurements in charts are in cm.

= K from RS, P from WS
= P from RS, K from WS
= 1 YO
= K2 tog

Benedetta 16.03.2017 - 12:36:


Benedetta 16.03.2017 - 11:35:

Buongiorno,,quando devo intrecciare x gli scalfi?nell'ultimo ferro del diagramma A 1 o nel precedente?

DROPS Design 16.03.2017 kl. 12:00:

Buongiorno Benedetta, deve intrecciare per gli scalfi sull'ultimo ferro del diagramma. Buon lavoro!

Benedetta 12.03.2017 - 16:18:

Grazie mille!Preziose, come sempre!

Benedetta 12.03.2017 - 14:56:

Buongiorno, scusate ma il diagramma M1 è composto da 4 ferri,quindi si ripetono sempre questi ferri e poi si lavora M2 per il carré?

DROPS Design 12.03.2017 kl. 15:51:

Buongiorno Benedetta. Sì esatto, lavora i quattro ferri del diagramma M1 fino agli scalfi e poi sul carré segue il diagramma M2. Buon lavoro!

Loaec Francoise 02.10.2016 - 10:45:

Suite à ma question précédente : le corps et l empiècement se tricote en aller retour mais pas les manches qui se tricote en rond. D ou ma question sur la façon d àdapter le point dentelle a un tricotage en rond

DROPS Design 03.10.2016 kl. 09:44:

Bonjour Mme Loac, quand vous rabattez les m sous la manche, rabattez les 6-7 premières m du tour et les 6-7 dernières m du tour. Ainsi, le motif pourra s'intercaler entre les mailles du dos et de chaque devant: les premières m de la manche se tricoteront à la suite des dernières m du motif du devant et idem pour la 2ème manche. Bon tricot!

Loaec Francoise 18.09.2016 - 14:56:

Comment adapter un diagramme d un point dentelle comme sur le modele ci dessus explique pour un tricot en aller retour , pour un tricot en aiguille circulaire Par avance merci

DROPS Design 19.09.2016 kl. 09:43:

Bonjour Mme Loaec, quand vous tricotez en rond, tricotez les mailles comme elles doivent se présenter sur l'endroit. Ce boléro se tricote toutefois en allers et retours - sur aiguille circulaire pour avoir assez de place pour toutes les mailles (voir aussi ici). Bon tricot!

Franziska Krause 15.06.2016 - 16:13:

Hallo Drops-Team! ich habe das Jäckchen aus Brushed Alpaca Silk gestrickt, jedoch habe ich da ein Problem: nach dem Beginn von M2 bis zum Ende von M2 komme ich auf über 30 cm, obwohl ich Nadeln 5,5 verwendet habe. Bei Strickmustern ist ja üblicherweise nur die rechte Seite in der Strickschrift vermerkt, so habe ich auch gestrickt, M2 besteht dann also aus 72 Reihen. War das falsch? LG, Franziska

DROPS Design 16.06.2016 kl. 08:10:

Liebe Franziska, in der Strickschrift ist jede Reihe des Musters eingezeichnet

Therese 09.05.2016 - 07:14:

Page three doesn't print out- the one with the diagram of stitches on it. Only the first line

DROPS Design 09.05.2016 kl. 11:14:

Dear Therese, we have tested printing and it works, you may have to check the settings of your printer to be sure to print all pages. Happy knitting!

Marie SHEEKEY 09.10.2015 - 19:50:

Puis je realiser ce modele en Brushed Alpaca and Silk?

DROPS Design 12.10.2015 kl. 09:12:

Bonjour Mme Sheekey, vous pouvez tout à fait utiliser Brushed Alpaca Silk au lieu de Vivaldi pour ce modèle - voir ici comment calculer la nouvelle quantité. Bon tricot!

Stephanie Horst 19.05.2015 - 21:18:

In the large sz pattern are the 10 extra stitches for garter edge counted among the cast on amount?

DROPS Design 20.05.2015 kl. 10:28:

Dear Mrs Horst, the 5 sts in garter st each side are included in the number of sts to cast on, in the larger size, work the 184 sts as follows: 5 sts in garter st, repeat the 29 sts in M.1 a total of 6 times, 5 sts in garter st. Happy knitting!

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